Saints Venture to Unchartered Waters After Win
KSCB News - May 30, 2011 3:34 pm
The Seward County Saints have won a school record two games at the JUCO World Series. The Saints run ruled South Georgia 14-4 Monday afternoon at Suplizio Field in Grand Junction, Colorado. JT Bean was 3-4 with five RBI’s while Gavin Glanz (6-0) pitched the distance for the six inning win. The Saints are one of seven teams remaining in the JUCO World Series as Jefferson College, Missouri, Southern Union, Alabama, and South Georgia have been eliminated.
JT Bean’s hot smash ate up the South Georgia second baseman scoring Jake Barrios in the first. The Saints plated three in the third. Eddie Williams single to right to lead off the second. He advanced to second on a wild pitch. Steven Polito lifted a fly ball to right, Williams tagged and went to third and the South Georgia’s wild throw at third allowed Williams to score to make it 2-0. Tyler Hill’s two out single to right scored Tanner Rainey and Barrios scored when the right fielders throw got away from the South Georgia infield for their third error in the first two innings. The Tigers tied it in the fourth. The Saints put the game away in the fifth. After Barrios singled and Hill walked, JT Bean ripped a pitch off the right center field wall for a two RBI double to make it 6-4. Two batters later and with two outs, former Mesa State player Jon Mestas lined a home run over the 20 foot high left field wall to make it 8-4. It broke a 1-11 start to the JUCO World Series for Mestas and made it 8-4. Willie Gustin walked with the bases loaded to make it 9-4. Tyler Hill reached on an error at third which allowed two runs to score. Bean sent another shot off the wall in right center driving home two more runs and making it 13-4 Saints. Bean was 2-2 with two doubles and four RBI’s in the fifth inning. In the sixth, the Saints added another run against the Tigers who were obviously out of pitching when Barrios was beaned with the bases loaded. Glanz pitched Seward’s second straight complete game and struck out five using primarily off speed pitches. South Georgia finishes 34-33. Seward is 46-19 overall and plays the loser of Monday night’s game between Central Arizona and Potomac State, West Virginia. The game begins Tuesday at 4 p.m. central time on Talkradio 1270 and kscbnews.net.